Good Reasons To Teach ESL In Italy
There are so many good reasons why you should teach English as a second language in Italy, the question should really be why not?!
Italy is as well known for its long history, traditional customs, and rich culture, as it is for its fashion, food, and fabulousness – so there are six reasons to go and teach in Italy already!
Humans have inhabited Italy for over 40,000 years now, and the Roman Empire was so dominant that at one stage it reached from Britain to Persia – in fact, its legacy was such an influence on Western civilization, that it shaped the modern world as we now know it.
So with a history like that, it’s not surprising that Italy often features in the top destinations in the world to visit with approximately 46 million visitors a year (in fact, three Italian cities feature on a recent search for the world’s most beautiful).
When one thinks of Italy, we immediately think of opera, architecture, artists, fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Prada, Armani, and car manufacturers Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Maserati, but to live and work in Italy, you must really embrace the ‘Dolce Vita’ (the sweet life).
This involves fast mopeds, hot summers, short espressos, ski weekends, and more importantly, indulging in a smorgasbord of cheese, pasta, salami, wine, beer, pizza, olive oil, tiramisu, Prosecco, risotto, gnocci, pesto, Campari, limencello… you get the picture!
And what better way to improve your own Italiano than to immerse yourself in this wonderful way of life?
In a recent survey, Europeans found English to be the most useful language to know (68%), with French, German, and Spanish making up the numbers, and although thirty eight per cent of EU citizens can have a chat in English, there’s a huge demand for teachers of the language in Italy – so, what are you waiting for? You could be living the ‘Dolce Vita’ sooner than you think!
This post was written by Victoria B-C, a keen traveller, lover of languages, and writer for Listen & Learn in London.